Admissions and Standards Committee


Minimum GPA Requirements in CSc, Journalism and Film


Minimum GPA Requirement for Students Enrolled in

Upper-Level Computer Science (CSc) Courses

Passed by Admissions and Standards, 2/15/02


Effective Fall 2002, students, regardless of degree program or status, who have attempted nine or more semester hours of credit at Georgia State University must maintain a minimum cumulative Georgia State GPA of 2.30 to be eligible to enroll in any upper-level CSc course (one numbered 3000-4999). Students who have attempted fewer than nine hours at Georgia State may enroll in upper-level CSc courses with below a 2.30 cumulative Georgia State GPA.


      Students should be aware of the following information and responsibilities:


A.  All students whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.30 at the end of the semester must amend their next semester’s schedule in Phase II or late registration. The upper-level CSc course(s) must be dropped.

B.  Having only upper-level CSc courses remaining for degree credit is not justification for an exception to this regulation. The college encourages students+ to put forth their maximum effort throughout their academic career at Georgia State if they wish to avoid the time and expense involved in taking courses that do not count for degree credit. When this situation occurs, however, it is the college’s position that students can always benefit from any course taken regardless of whether the course is part of the student’s program of study.

C.  The Chair of the Department of Computer Science, or the designee, is authorized to grant exceptions to this policy.


Minimum GPA Requirement for Students Enrolled in

Upper-Level Film/Video (FILM) Courses

Passed by Admissions and Standards, 2/15/02


Effective when the Banner module necessary for its enforcement comes on line, students, regardless of degree program or status, who have attempted nine or more semester hours of credit at Georgia State University must maintain a minimum cumulative Georgia State GPA of 2.20 to be eligible to enroll in any upper-level film/video courses (ones numbered 3000-4999). Students who have attempted fewer than nine hours at Georgia State may enroll in upper-level film/video courses with below a 2.2 cumulative Georgia State GPA.


Students should be aware of the following information and responsibilities:


1)  Al students whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.2 at the end of the semester must amend their next semester’s schedule in Phase II or Phase III registration. The upper-level film/video course(s) must be dropped.

2)  Having only upper-level film/video courses remaining for degree credit is not justification for an exception to this regulation. The college encourages students to put forth their maximum effort throughout their academic career at Georgia State if they wish to avoid the time and expense involved in taking courses that do not count for degree credit. When this situation occurs, however, it is the college’s position that students can always benefit from any course taken regardless of whether the course is part of the student’s program of study.

3)  The chair of the Department of Communication, or the designee, is authorized to grant exceptions to this policy.


Minimum GPA Requirement for Students Enrolled in

Upper-Level Journalism (JOUR) Courses

Passed by Admissions and Standards, 2/15/02


Effective when the Banner module necessary for its enforcement comes on line, students, regardless of degree program or status, who have attempted nine or more semester hours of credit at Georgia State University must maintain a minimum cumulative Georgia State GPA of 2.20 to be eligible to enroll in any upper-level journalism courses (ones numbered 3000-4999). The only exception will be Jour 3500 (Public Relations) that serves multiple units outside the department. Students who have attempted fewer than nine hours at Georgia State may enroll in upper-level journalism courses with below a 2.2 cumulative Georgia State GPA.


Students should be aware of the following information and responsibilities:


1)  All students whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.2 at the end of the semester must amend their next semester’s schedule in Phase II or Phase III registration. The upper-level journalism course(s) must be dropped.

2)  Having only upper-level journalism courses remaining for degree credit is not justification for an exception to this regulation. The college encourages students to put forth their maximum effort throughout their academic career at Georgia State if they wish to avoid the time and expense involved in taking courses that do not count for degree credit. When this situation occurs, however, it is the college’s position that students can always benefit from any course taken regardless of whether the course is part of the student’s program of study.

3)  The chair of the Department of Communication, or the designee, is authorized to grant exceptions to this policy.


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